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It’s time to move forward and work together to better Alexander City

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/17/2014 4:28:00 PM

He has done that for our mayor, Hon. Charles Shaw of Alexander City, Alabama. When the Alabama Ethics Commission investigated Mayor Shaw and questioned him for some city spending that he authorized, I knew that mayor Shaw would cooperate and be vindicated

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Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 10/16/2014 10:05:00 PM

He and Joyce recently moved residency back to Opelika from their home on Lake Martin. Jimmy was a member of Red Ridge Methodist Church, Lake Martin. He was also a member of the Auburn-Opelika Elks Lodge #1834, and formerly a member of the Opelika Exchange

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Renew Our Rivers completing 15th year

Date: 10/16/2014 5:43:00 PM

I spent last Friday fishing on Lake Martin and I marveled at its cleanliness. I did the same the other day at Smith Lake and a month or so ago at Lake Mitchell. Alabamians are blessed to have so many pristine lakes in this state. You can spend a day on

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Alabama Bass Trail Adds Lakes Martin and Weiss

Alabama Bass Trail

Date: 10/16/2014

On Thursday, October 9th the Alabama Bass Trail made an announcement that the ABT will be adding two lakes in 2015 but they will not be added to the tournament series until 2016.In the North Division, the Alabama Bass Trail welcomes Weiss Lake in Cherokee County, Alabama. This 32,000 acre bass fishery will be an

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Fore the Children benefit tournament with Bruce Pearl

The Corner News

Date: 10/15/2014 8:31:00 PM

It offers two different locations for patients and their families to relax and find support at no cost to them. The Lake Martin campus offers camping and retreat services, while the Family Center, which is located in the Benjamin Russell Hospital for

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10/27/2014 - Fore the Children
11/7/2014 - Renew Our Rivers
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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 880 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.
One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.
Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.
Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.
Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.
Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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